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About Ms. Jasztal:

Mission Statement: "Beyond every student who walks through your classroom doors, there lies a compelling story of an individual you were meant to meet. A person with tremendous passions and immense joys, a person who can benefit by you just looking into his or her eyes and realizing he or she has something substantial to offer to your classroom mosaic."

Below, click on the image to read my biography.


  • Scientific foci: Astronomy, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Subject growing up: American History (Favorite periods of study: American Revolution, World War II)
  • Stores: Barnes and Noble and Hobby Lobby
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mexican, and Italian
  • States: California, New York, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, and Virginia
  • Cities: St. Augustine, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Portland, and Chicago
  • Musical eras: The 70s, 90s, and 60s (pretty equally), followed by the 80s and today.
  • Sit-down restaurants: Any Greek restaurant, small/family-owned Mexican restaurants, Carrabbas, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TGI Friday's
  • Fast Food: Culver's and (technically) Sweet Tomatoes (since it is a salad bar restaurant)
  • Animals: Dogs, cats, rabbits, giraffes, and white Bengal tigers
  • Insects: Blue Morpho butterflies

    (c) Ms. Jasztal, over the course of many years-- 2014-2019 and beyond.